My notes from article : How Will You Measure Your Life
Have answers to these three questions
- First, how can I be sure that I’ll be happy in my career?
- Second, how can I be sure that my relationships with my spouse and my family become an enduring source of happiness?
- Third, how can I be sure I’ll stay out of jail?
The powerful motivator in our lives isn’t money; it’s the opportunity to learn, grow in responsibilities, contribute to others, and be recognized for achievements.
The choice and successful pursuit of a profession is but one tool for achieving your purpose. But without a purpose, life can become hollow.
There has been a lot of controversial research on finding you purpose in life, unfortunately not every one can articulate the purpose early in the life, but I think, it is essential.
related talk on happiness and purpose
Avoid the “Marginal Costs” Mistake
- Live a life of integrity (stay out of jail)
- It’s easier to hold to your principles 100% of the time than it is to hold to them 98% of the time. If you give in to “just this once,” based on a marginal cost analysis, you’ll regret where you end up.
Remember the Importance of Humility
- if you have a humble eagerness to learn something from everybody, your learning opportunities will be unlimited
- you can be humble only if you feel really good about yourself
Choose the Right Yardstick
Think about the metric by which your life will be judged, and make a resolution to live every day so that in the end, your life will be judged a success.